Today in Movie Culture: The Death Star's Other Flaw, How to Make the Most Thrilling Fight Scene and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Death Star's Other Flaw, How to Make the Most Thrilling Fight Scene and More

Aug 09, 2018

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

 

Movie Science of the Day:

The Death Star from Star Wars had a major flaw in its design, obviously, but in this Because Science video Kyle Hill explains the superweapon's other big problem:

 

Filmmaking Lesson of the Day:

Studio Binder shows you how to shot list an awesome fight scene like the bathroom brawl in Mission: Impossible - Fallout in this video accompanying a recent article on the subject (via /Film):

 

Reworked Movie Scene of the Day:

Mashable redid the sound design for an iconic sequence from Back to the Future so it totally loses its thrill:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Dimitri Bitu compares scenes from Oliver Stone's Nixon and footage of the actual Richard Nixon side-by-side:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Robert Shaw, who was born on this day in 1927, with co-star Roy Scheider and director Steven Spielberg on the set of Jaws in 1974:

 

Filmmakers in Focus:

For Fandor, Q.V. Hough celebrates the creative partnership of Sound of My Voice and The East collaborators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

For Mubi, this Storytellers video essay looks at the symbolism of masculinity in Michael Mann's Collateral:

 

Supercut of the Day: 

In honor of National Book Lovers Day, IMDb put together a supercut of books in movies:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Also in honor of National Book Day, here's the cosplaying cat dressed up as Ash from Evil Dead, with the Book of the Dead:

 

Classic Movie Clip of the Day:

This weekend is the 30th anniversary of the release of Young Guns. Watch a memorable clip from the classic Western below. 

 

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